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Third Grade Literacy Core Learning Goals

  • Recognize and use word structure such as root words, prefixes, suffixes, and plurals
  • Read text using self-monitoring comprehension strategies such as: predicting, rereading, and using headings, graphics and charts
  • Construct meaning from text through the use of prior knowledge, main idea and supporting details
  • Make connections to other books and experiences
  • Differentiate or distinguish between fact and opinion, and essential and nonessential information
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions
  • Use electronic media
  • Identify literary devices such as rhyme, rhythm, and personification
  • Identify the structures in poetry and drama
  • Write to learn, to describe, to persuade, to create, and to inform
  • Write an informational piece with appropriate focus, purpose and audience
  • Write a well-constructed paragraph that includes a main idea and supporting details, using logical order and meaningful transitions
  • Use editing and revising skills on own writing
  • Acquire knowledge about language, its structure and usage
  • Listen actively and participate during group instruction
  • Locate information using a variety of resources and strategies
  • Organize and present the main ideas from research

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